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winter is not over yet. when the next round of winter weather will move into our area. this storm has been like no other. still digging out, what to expect on the roads when your kids go back to school this week. >> going to break this down on your head. >> enjoy your day off with a movie. the dvds hitting store shelves today today. good morning. it's monday, february 15th. i'm patrice harris. hopefully you had a good weekend, probably a lot of it was spent still digging out. more snow is on the way. how much more digging out will we have to do? meteorologist steve fertig is here with a look at what we can
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expect. >> good morning, patrice. people may say, make it stop, but we are talking about a few inch of snow for the northern and western counties. we do have a winter weather advisory northwestern half of the state under this winter weather advice from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to 3:00 a.m. from harford county, down toward howard and montgomery county and as you go further point west. the further west you go the higher the snow totals are you expected to be. this one has more of an inward track as it moves forward. we are to watch it in case it moves further east. in which case it will up the weather totals. we will get to that in a bit. 23 in d.c. 16 in sals burr hey salisbury. cold enough for snow but the timing of this may occur as the warmer air gets in here. we will get into the 30s and that will help to keep the snow totals a little bit down for the eastern shore especially but also for the central counties where we will get a snow-rain
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mix. down in the south and tennessee valley headed in our direction as a mix right now. the future scan shows the snow moving into the western counties by this afternoon, probably later afternoon and evening for the rest of us and the rain mixing in from the east as we get a southeasterly flow around the high pressure. we continue to see the chance early tomorrow morning of a couple of snow showers on the backside of that low as it pulls out to the north and east. here is what is looking at today. 36 degrees for the high. mostly cloudy skies, snow showers holding off until later in the afternoon i think, into the evening for many. it will be a chilly day. the temperature in the mid-30s is key. we will continue to monitor that and the tracking of the low pressure center as we get closer. again we will get the you snow fall totals in a few minutes. right now candace dold has the traffic edge, candace. >> reporter: thank you steve. we do have trouble to talk about in baltimore. unfortunately a broken watermain blocking part of edmondson
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avenue. we can show you what the scene looks like. here it is a lost equipment there. they're hard at work, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it's going anywhere anytime soon. you will want to use franklin street as the alternate route. as far as the jfx, that's in the clear and pretty much the same deal for 83, north of the beltway checking out that scene there. we can show you what it look like, here it is a few cars coming down the pike on the southbound lanes and then the northbound stretch as well. now on the beltway, taking the outer loop lanes right now from he 83 all the way up toward 795, we are looking at a pretty normal ride, 8 minutes, at 52 miles per hour. and then just 53 miles per hour with a 12-minute ride from 795 all the way down toward 95. that is a look at your morning travels, patrice, back over to you. it's not because of snow this time, but most public schools in our area are closed again today. this time for the president's
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day holiday. but there are two school districts that will be open today to help make up for the snow days they have already used. talbot county schools will be opened on a regular schedule and queen ann's county public schools will be opening 90 minutes late with no morning pre-k. howard county schools have decided to close through tuesday of this week. classes for them will resume on wednesday. and remember, whenever severe weather hits, just tune in to fox 45 morning news, our morning news ticker will have all the latest closings, delays, and traffic conditions. that ticker updates automatically and it even runs during commercials. for the schools that are closed today, this extra day off means more time to clear out all the snow. megan gilliland joins us live from western high school in north baltimore with more on how that process is going. i see pavement, so it must be good news. >> reporter: it's a good sign but still a lot of work to be done.
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here in the parking lot look at all of the snow piled up taking a loot of spots -- a lot of the spots here. bus still has a lot of work to be done there. we are in crunch time, the he snow needs to be cleared by tonight. the snow storms that hit our region, shutdown school for a week. most students are expected to return that flag by tomorrow but there's still a lot to be done. here at western high school a few parents are responding to that message. >> i'm working hard, yes, i am. she is home and i want her back in school that is why i'm here. >> reporter: a lot of parents and it motivated mayor stephanie rawlings-blake herself. she shoveled at samuel taylor elementary school at western baltimore over the weekend. the mayor says that the fobbing
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sus on thgobbingusfocus ison th. many students peeking out the windows hoping that the snow does fall and that their vacations continues just a day longer. i'm megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. back to you. thank you, megan. in washington d.c. crews are working 12 hour shifts to remove all of the know left behind by the recent know storm. as we are told it's been a tremendous clean up wh job. >> reporter: when you look over this parking lot filled with snow you get a sense of how much work has been done toe to r d.c. streets. we found a project taking place in connecticut avenue. at times the traffic was blocked in both directions.
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chester piles has been working 12 hour shifts. each day he hauls, 10 truckloads of ice off the streets. the director of d.c. public works he tells us he is proud of his team of road crews and outside contractors. many have been working exhausting shifts and the director says relief has been offered to those stressed out. >> we asked them to check themselves. if they thought they needed to take an extra break, we were able to substitute another driver, but for the most part, they have been very enthusistic and realize this is an important task for the city. >> reporter: another issue that seems to be a growing concern is the amount of trash in the city. we found trash can after trash can filled with a mixture of snow and waste. the mayor says all of these issues will be addressed but with this historic snow fall it will take time. >> everybody hates snow, but the
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mayor heats snow more but in terms of being able to help people and get them out of a tough bind. >> reporter: tomorrow will mark the 12th consecutive 12 hour shift for road crews. chester says he will be at it again. the work is gone but the extra income is a plus. >> it puts more money in our pockets. after more than a week off, garbage collectors in baltimore will begin making their rounds tomorrow. the city is off today for the president's holiday but starting tuesday residents are being asked to put their trash and recyclables outside on their regular hely scheduled pickup day. with more snow expected to head our way later today, just how long will the trash pickup last, hopefully a long time. road crews are been working hard to make sure that the streets are cleared. with more than 50 inches of snow on the ground they're running of places to put it. the state is getting rea ready r
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point by replenishing salt supplies and officials are hoping that h plows won't be needed. >> they have gotten rest. if it's a light snow it will be a salting operation. >> govern o'malley says cleanup from the last two storms has already cost the state more than $40 million. we withi want to know what you . are road crews rea ready to clep more snow? that is our question of the day. go to foxbaltimore.com or send us a tweet at fox baltimore or text your answer to 45203, enter fox 45a for yes or fox 45b for no. if you're still looking for the good news in this year's record-breaking snow fall. here is some, gas prices are down because of it. aaa says with the demand for gas down prices fell. gas consumption nationwide went
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down 4% with the snow being the biggest factor for that decline. while gas prices are down they're still on average $0.68 higher now than they were a year ago. police are investigating a man found stabbed to death in north baltimore. it happened yesterday in the 2900 block of woodland avenue. the victim was taken to hospital where he died. no suspects are in custody and police are still trying to determine the circumstances of the stabbing. a police involved shooting in fred rake leave frederick lea dead. it happened at 5:30 yesterday around at hims avenue at allison road. police were called to the area because of reports the man was shotting at passing cars. one driver was hit but he is expected to be okay. when police got there, they told patrick fish tore put the gun fn down, but he pointed the gun at them, so they opened fire.
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an amber alert leads to the arrest of a man believed to have kidnapped an 11-year-old girl. elmer salae, from dallas is charged with taking the girl from a prince county home. she was reported missing on saturday night from her home. an amber alert was issued and hours later, he was found with the girl at a truck stop in tennessee. she was not hurt. today governor martin o'malley plans to introduce a bill that would increase the amount of time that takes teachers to again tenure. under the new legislation, it would take teachers an extra year to gain tenure it would tie their tenure to the student's performance. it will make the state eligible for $200 million in federal mon hey. the teacher's union supports the
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change. coming up charities are doing whatever they can to get supplies to haiti. >> we fly wherever they ask us to. >> how some small charities can help haitians fastser than the big ones. a storm with winter characteristics heads in our
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at 800-974-6006 tty/v. you are taking a live at snow, snow and more snow. this is what is left behind after all the plow crews have been out for the past week and over the weekend trying to get
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the snow off the streets, but it's all piled up in mounds all across our region. expect to see a lot more of that, because more h snow coulde on the way. meteorologist steve fertig is here with how much we can expect, but still nothing like we have seen, but it's still he snow. there's more coming on the way. and let's he tell yo tell you ae graphic of the a winter storm warning there. that means the storm is within 112 to 24 hours away. that means a winter weather advisory to the northern part of our state. you can see it funneling up toward new york state, and up toward new york and further points to connecticut and massachusetts as well indicating that the low will strengthen and bring more he snow whic snow who 48 hours away. notice the path, and i tell you
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it's the western part of our state with the northwestern half under this winter weather advisory for 1:00 p.m. this afternoon through 3:00 a.m. overnight tonight. it takes more of an inland track. that is going to bring warmer air to the inland part of the state and we're not seeing that land under advisory. now we check out our sky watch hd radar nothing happening on our scan. that's a live scan right now and we look at the composite image and put things into motion. you will see to the north, there's lake-effect snow. that's not a part of the system. just showing you that there's snow to the north and we're looking at what is to the south and the west. we see a bit of a mix coming our way. here comes the low bring a chance of snow for the western counties by 2:00 this afternoon. the rest of the state seeing it move in by 6:00 p.m. it will affect the drive home from work rather than the drive in. the green indicating that we have rain on the south or the
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eastern part of the state and keeping the snow fall totals down. let's talk about the low moving out and taking the snow with it by tomorrow. we do have the possibility of low pressure moving off the coast instead of coming inland path. that is a remote chance. it doesn't look as likely, if it did, it will bring higher snow fall totals with more circulation moving in. right now 1-3 inches for the central counties. to the west, 3-8 inches. that low moves off of the eastern seaboard and we bring the totals higher inland, 4-8 to the west and 1-3 down to the south and east. however, again this is what we're focused on more so. it's looking like that for the central counties. temperatures close enough to the mid 20s as we look at the forecast for the eastern shore, 29 degrees with more rain. it could be snow mixed in, but it could be primarily rain mixed in. it will be a bit of a mix turning into plain know and
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overnight tonight, and to the west where it's just plane snow. and we take a higher a accumulation total. 36 by tomorrow, we dry out by the later morning and 39 degrees on wednesday with mostly clear skies, a mix of sun and clouds the rest of the way with temperatures the in the upper 30s near 40. fox 45 sky watch weather is available at your finger tips. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you see when rain or snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now here is candace dold with a look at the roadways and the traffic situation with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're checking on the speeds for you and so far you will like the numbers. now at 61 mieling 61 miles per r traveling on the top end of the beltway on harford road and the same area at whitemarsh. as for 95, 395, looking at 64 miles per hour. but then we have trouble, in
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fact, it involves a car that hit a snow bank. it's going to be on the southbound lanes of jfx, that is right at cold spring lane. we will continue to keep you up-to-date on this one. but so far we don't have lane or road closures. this is going to be an issue, the snow bank is mounds of snow that will not go anywhere. now as for the 695 area, traveling right near 83, no problems to report. that's the same deal moving through pikesville toward 795 so nice and quiet moving through that region. as for the beltway at liberty road. let's show you what that west side looks like, it's getting busy on the inner loop lanes and the outer loop lanes toward 70. further down moving toward catonsville, there's an accident right at route 40. i will show you what that scene looks like. here it is, you can see the cars are starting to slow down as they go around the bend leading toward the accident scene. that's a look at the morning
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homeless to live. charities get most of the attention b buttons of small charities are doing what they can to help. we have report on how small charities are getting supplies to the country. >> reporter: watch this amateur video taken from the cockpit of a small plane taking humanitarian supplies to the haitian island. >> we fly wherever they ask us to and with some resemblance of a runway. >> reporter: roads are grassy fields. >> we have been delivering 2-3 times a day. >> reporter: when they cut the supply lines out of port-au-prince, private air line pilots, volunteered to help get the water, food and medicine to the area. >> i will be back with doctors and more and more rice.
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>> i'm amazed at the generosity of these people. >> reporter: the faith-based charity is collecting truckloads of medical supplies and other humanitarian items to deliver through this scrappy network of individuals to make a big difference. >> we don't have to wait. we don't have a lot of red tape. what we have is big hearts that is open for the people of haiti and we are ready for action. >> reporter: the pilots involved in these missions only charge for the fuel. generosity and out of the box thinking is offering real hope for the people in the rural areas of haiti. to learn more about ways to help victims of the haiti earthquake log on to our foxbaltimore.com site at foxbaltimore.com and click on haiti relief. coming up next another sign the recession may be winding down, why retailers should be feeling more optimistic. >> this is coming down on your
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head. >> later with so much snow outside, maybe you just want to stay inside, the movies you can bring home on
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the markets are closed on monday for president's day. the commerce department said retail sales rose in january by a half of a percent. even more noteworthy, the numbers are 1 1/2 percent ier hr than last year. u.s. airlines did a better job in 2009 of getting passengers to their destinations on time. the nation's largest airline got an on time performance rate of 79.5% that is 3.5% from 2008 and the best rating since 2003. the best airlines faring the best are hawaiian airlines and southwest airlines. coming up he is one of biggest stars in hollywood. now, can you get clint eastwood best movies in one big set for home. and school is expected to resume tomorrow, but will they
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news, 6:30 is the time. you're taking a live look at a school in north baltimore that is closed again today, not because of the snow but because of president's day, but between today and tomorrow a lot of schools have a lot of digging
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out to do be ready for students to come back. good morning. i'm patrice harris. we need to get a check of our forecast because more snow is on the way. meteorologist steve fertig is here with a look at what we can expect. good morning, steve. i don't think we will be calling this the president's day storm of 2010. we do have a chance of picking up additional he snow an snow bt anything welcomed by any of you. the western part of the state is under a winter weather advisory from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to 3:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. we expect more of a mix or rain as the warm air moves in. the snow fall totals should not be nearly what we saw last time. 29 degrees in baltimore. 16 degrees in salisbury, 18 degrees in hagerstown. right now the snow is falling, it would be just that. we expect the temperatures to get into the mid-30s, before we get to the snow. that means we have a chance for more of a mix today as the system that is in the tennessee valley moves inland this time.
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still in the western counties we expect to see the best chance of accumulating snow as much as 3-8 inches in that part of the state. the rest of us 1-3 in snow fall totals. all bets are off if the system moves points east. right now it looks like it's going to behave in that way. by tomorrow morning we get a chance for more snow before it tapers off and it's out of here. right now candace dold is here with a look at the traffic edge to let you know what the traffic situation looks like. >> steve, unfortunately we're talking about an accident, a car is into a snow bank on the southbound of the jfx right at cold spring lane. it's not blocking that ramp but you will indeed find that activity there. you will want to use falls road as the alternate route. now talking about the beltway just a little bit farther up, right at the 83, let's talk about that 695 and here it is on 83, just north of 695 and just a lot of cars that are starting to filter in. hey, no incidents to report, so
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we will at least take that. on the outer loop lanes of the beltway traveling from 95 up toward 83, we're looking at a normal ride there. so an 11 minute clip at 54 miles per hour. and then at 55 miles per hour with an 8 minute clip on southbound 95, straflin travelim baltimore toward the fort mchenry tunnel, down toward the beltway. that's a look at the morning travels, patrice, back over to you. it's not because of snow this time, but most public schools in our area are closed today. this time for the president's day holiday, but there are two school districts that will be open today to help make up for the many snow days already used so far. talbot county schools will be open on a regular schedule today and queen ann's county school will be opening 90 minutes late with no morning pre-k. how warned county schools on the other hand, have decided to
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close through tuesday of this week. classes will resume for them on wednesday. and just remember whenever severe weather hits tune in to fox 45 morning news, our morning news ticker will have all the latest closings, delays and traffic conditions. that ticker updates automatically and it even runs during commercials. now as we said the majority of schools across our region will be closed today for president's day which gives them a little more time to try to dig out. megan gilliland joins us live from western high school in north baltimore with more on that as and probably a lot of schools don't loc look at good s the one you're standing at. >> reporter: you can see how narrow the roads are and for buses to be getting out of here, probably needs more work. the blinking lights on the end of the parking lot on crews working to make the situation safer. they're definitely on crunch time trying to get all of this cleared out by tonight.
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more than 50 inches of snow still blankets our region. students have not been able to come back to school for an entire week. crews have been working round the clock to plo plow the snow out, but of course, this is a very big job. in the city mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is calling on the community to help dig out and get these kids back to class. >> we're going to need people to come together and smack sure tha-- makesure that the sidewale cleared. if you see an area that is not shoveled and can do something about it, do something about it. >> some say they want to help out and others are telling us they are willing to do whatever they can to get their kids out of the house and back into school. no matter howard he they work, though -- howard they work, the sidewalk and the street could be cord by more snow. no doubt a lot of kids will be peeking out the window crossing
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their fingers that their vacation continues. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake said it's going to take the whole community to help dig out including her. she was digging out snow. the focus on digging out now is around school zones and bus stops. >> after more than a week off, garbage collectors in baltimore will begin making their rounds tomorrow. the city is off today for the president's holiday, but starting tuesday, residents are being asked to put their trash and recyclables outside on the regularly scheduled pickup days. well with more snow expected to head our way later today, the question is how long will that trash pickup last. road crews have been working hard to make sure that streets are clear, but with more than 50 inches of snow still on the ground, they're simply running out of places to put everything. state is getting ready for
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tonight by replenishing salt supplies and officials are hoping that plows will not be needed. >> it has been tired some, but he we have gotten them some rest and they're ready for the next round. if it's a light snow, it will be a salting operation. >> governor o'malley says that cleanup from the last two snow storms, have cost the state $40 million. are they ready to clean up more snow mentally and physically. that is qet of th question of t. go to foxbaltimore.com or call us at (410)481-4545. or you can even text your answer to 45203, enter fox 45a for yes, or fox 45b for no. six people are taken to the hospital after getting sick from carbon monoxide aboard a cruise
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ship. it happened aboard the celebrity mercury which was docked town downtown. they think that it could have been connected to welding. the passengers were taken to the hospital and a ship employee was hospitalized with chest pains. everyone is expected to be okay. coming up the last thing most of us want is more snow, but it's on the way. how more bad weather is already creating problems from here all the way down south. and in fact, problems right here in baltimore. we are dealing with icy conditions on the northern tip. jfx and now that is leading to ramp closures. i will fill you in on the
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6:40 on this monday morning, president's day. and you're looking at the parking lot where crews did a great job. now they're gearing up for the possibility of a little bit more. winter storm warning indicated by the pink in the ohio valley area. that is an indication that the system is within 12 to 24 hours from there. the winter weather advisory for
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the northern part of our state. notice the blue that is a winter storm watch, which means that it's 24 to 48 hours away from the location indicated here where the low pressure center that is going to be moving through can strengthen as it moves off the coast and brings snow fall that could be significant. for us, we have the winter weather advisory in place from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon through 3:00 a.m. overnight tonight. notice that it's the western 3rd or rather, let's say the northwestern half i have been calling it from harford county through baltimore county and montgomery county and further points west because of the concern of more he sno snow in t location. this time around it's going to take more of an inland track and that is going to bring warmer air to the eastern side of the system. nothing going on h dfld radar. our concern is what is going on to the south and west around the tennessee valley.
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this clipper moving in our direction and taking more of an inland track. you can see the plain rain to the south. that could be moving into the eastern shore. while we get more of a mix for the central counties and more snow for the central starts of the state. the snow is bringing us a chance of some snow for the early afternoon for the western counties but probably not until late afternoon or evening for the central counties ask more in the way of rain for the eastern shore. it continues to track inland and brings us more wraparound snow on the backside by tomorrow morning before it's totally out of here. now, one little thing that we have to keep in mind. if that low tracks a little farther toward the east, then we wraparound more moisture and we get significant more snow fall for the central counties as well. that does not look to be the case going to the latest computer model. what we're thinking 1-3-inch mix for the central part of the state where the 1 of this will s represent to the central part of the county. if the low moves off the track
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to the east a little further. then we get a 3-6-inch to the central counties. maybe more there, once it's there and plain rain to the south and east. i think it's going to be the first scenario and the heavier snow to the west. 25 degrees to the west in baltimore. the temperatures in the teens and to the low 20s. 39 degrees in the eastern shore and more in the way of plain rain, maybe a little bit of a mix but no significant totals there. the central counties 36 degrees with a bit of a mix turning to plain snow later tonight. still i think we will keep the totals down because of the inland track 1-3 inches and more he snow to the west where we get to 33 degrees, plain snow. a 5-15-mile-an-hour wind, 36 today and the snow arriving early in the day. we dry out for the afternoon tomorrow. staying through the 40s through the rest of the week with just a mix of sun and clouds with a whole lot better
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path tomorrow morning. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track the incoming storms. you may want to do that later today. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now here is candace dold with another look at the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: , thank you steve, we have been checking out the speeds and those numbers aren't too bad. looking at 47 miles per hour on 95 traveling through whitemarsh and 62 traveling on 395 at baltimore. we're talking about trouble, it's turning into a dangerous ride out there. it's developing throughout the morning. unfortunately icy conditions especially jfx on the ramps, there's a car that is into a snow bank on the southbound end of the jfx. the problem is this blocks the ramp from 83 to cold spring lane. now if that isn't bad enough, we also had trouble farther up, icy
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conditions blocking the ramp from falls road to southbound 83. so those ramps are posing a problem for us this morning. you could always use falls road or even charles street as the alternate route. as far as 83 north of the beltway, checking in on that region, here it is, you can see a lot of cars that are filling up the lanes on the southbound end, all the way down toward the beltway. then speaking of the beltway, no problems to report through pikesville and then let's check in on the west side at liberty road, here it is just a bit congested on the outer loop direction down toward 70. and some trouble in mount airy this morning, there's a tractor trailer that is into a snow bank and this blocks the ramp from route 27 on to eastbound 70. again, the ramps are an area for major concern. that is an area of the morning travels, patrice, back over to you. coming up next, his movies win awards year after year.
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now you can get clint eastwood best films all in one collection. you don't want to hear it, but more snow is on the way. how that is creating even more problems for millions of people.
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new this morning, governor o'malley wants to introduce a bill that will increase the amount of time that it would take teachers to obtain tenure. the bill ties in teacher evaluation to the student's performance. it will make the state eligible to $200 million in federal money. the teach's union supports the change. councilman vincent gardenia has drafted two new bills
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pertaining to tanning beds. the first involves that the parent would have to give the consent in person before the teen could use the tanning equipment. the other bill would force the salons to post warnings about the potential risk. they will consider the bill tomorrow. it's the last thing any of us want to hear, more snow is on the way, but that is what we can expect tonight. it's causing problems from the great lakes to the south and of course, right here. nicole collins is in washington with more on the bad snowy no mas. i'm throwing up my hands. >> reporter: we're with you. we have a snow emergency going into effect today. the snow caused emergencies in many parts of country.
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winter weather took its toll in kansas. as much as 30 vehicles slammed into each other on interstate 70. drivers say they could only see a few feet outside of their wind shields. >> bit time i saw these cars in front of me, i had a half a second to react. it was terrible. >> reporter: the extent of injuries is unknown but no injuries were reported when the roof collapsed during a tournament for young kids. >> we are lucky. we were thanking god that all of the kids were off the ice be but 5 minutes before the kids were still on it. >> reporter: as many parts of the country work to dig out of the winter storms. more is on the way. the weather service issued storm warnings and weather advisories for the southwest and mid-atlantic predicking 1-3 inches in -- predicting 1-3-inches in some areas. it's possible more cancellations are on the way.
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now in washington, we could see up to 4 more inches here today. president obama even cutting his valentine's weekend short. he came back from camp david a day early because of the forecast. reporting live from washington nicole collins. when it comes to the airline cancellations where specifically are they happening for people who might be trying to get out today. >> the information i have is mostly down south. that is important because atlanta being hit particularly hard. airlines have canceled flights particularly the care owe lines, tennessee and georgia, so thousands of passengers scrambling to make on plans. patrice. >> here we go, mick ol nicole c. it's not how everyone plays the game. >> i come ready to learn. >> but now one man is using chess to change lives. i'm going to break the whole
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system down on your head. >> the new movies you can bring home on dvd.
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two of hollywood's funniest men and 1 of its greatest actors want to make your day with the upcoming dvd releases. candace dold has more on the low down. >> reporter: hi, patrice. while you were snowed in you probably watched every dvd you had in your house. now is the chance to replenish your collection with new options. gerard butler and jamie fox pair off in au "law-abiding citizen."
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>> we have him locked up and he is still killing people. >> fox is the prosecutor assigned to the case and quickly realizes he is the only one who could end the killing spree. the movie is rated r. one question from chris rock's daughter. she wanted to know why she didn't have good hair. he decided to make the documentary entitled good hair which breaks down the way hair styles impact every aspect of life. >> if you have good hair you are prettier. >> the comedian used hair hair product sells people and a hair styling competition in the film. he also interviewed, doctors, models and celebrities in the industry. the movie is rated r. he is one of the biggest stars in hollywood, clint eastwood's career has spanned six deck. now 35 of his films is in 1, 19
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disc set. warner brothers put together its entire library of eastwood including where eagles dare, grand torino and million dollar baby. 35 films and 35 years at warner brothers is out tomorrow. you haven't seen him on the big screen since the movie revolutionary road but leonardo de caprio will return to the big screen this weekend. the tony award-winning story of a small dominican neighborhood is coming to the hippodrome. the 10th caller wints a pair -- wins a pair of tickets to opening night february 23rd at the hope ow hippodrome. i'm candace dold and that is the low down. i want to ask about the valentine's move since yesterday was valentine's. i'm guessing a lot of people went to see that movie this
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weekend. >> had i a feelini had a feelind happen. a lot of people were snowed in and they wanted to get out. that could probable be the truth. -- it could possiblely be the truth. it brought in more than $50 million. prior to its debut, the movie was not well received by critic. i think that people wanted to get out and see it and fall in love with a romantic comedy. >> it was a good time to get out. they got all the money from the cabin fever. the terps go down hard against duke, what coach williams had to say for his team moving forward. and it is back to school tomorrow or at least it's supposed to be if they can clear all of this out by tonight. i'm megan gilliland. a look at how
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good morning. it's monday, february 15th. i'm patrice harris. hopefully you had a good weekend and a good valentine's day and hopefully you're ready for more snow. meteorologist steve fertig is here to talk about how much snow. not what a lot of people want to hear, but, steve, i know you said it's coming. we're going to get some snow, patrice, not as much as we saw certainly as the system stays more inland. you can see where we have a winter weather advisory from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. tomorrow morning from harford county and montgomery county and all points west including carroll and so on. the further west you go, the better chance of seeing heavier snow. this takes more of an inland track. right now it would be all snow with 24 degrees our temperature in baltimore and 23 in d.c. everywhere else in the teens, however, this system is going to
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be moving in as we get to the middle and later part of the day. that will help to keep the totals for the eastern shore where we will see more in the way of rain moving in with an inland track with the low pressure center. it's down to the south and tennessee valley. we will watch and a lot of areas expanse of rain moving through. that will move to the eastern part of the state. we will get a bit of a mix before it changes to plain snow overnight. 33 again at 6:00 p.m. after getting to high of 36 at about 1:00 and will stay until 3 or 4:00. snow and rain mix starting off and turning to plain snow as we get into the lay tar part o late overnight. how much snow we will get, i will let you know in a few minutes. right now candace dold has the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we are talking about the jfx because of icy conditions. there's a car that is into a snow bank on the southbound lanes of 83, that is at cold
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spring lane. that completely blocks the ramp to cold spring. if that isn't bad enough, there's also trouble a little bit farther up, and in fact, the ramp from falls road to southbound 83 is completely shutdown. it's all due to the icy conditions, so unfofortunately u will find them out there. you will find falls road or charles street as an alternate route. the outer loop lanes not too bad, so far from 95 toward 83 looking at an 11-minute ride, 53 miles per hour. southbound 95, traveling through baltimore from the fort mchenry tunnel toward beltway, 8 minutes at a nice and calm 55 miles per hour. again, these are average speeds. you definitely don't need to travel that fast because it's definitely icy out there. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, back over to you. it's not because of the snow this time, but most public schools in our area are closed
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again today. this time for the president's day holiday, but there are two school districts that will be open today just to help make up for the many snow days that they used so far. public county schools will be open on a regular schedule today. queen ann's county public schools will be opening 90 minutes late with no morning pre-k. on the other hand, how warned county schools have decided to close through tuesday of this week. classes will resume for them on wednesday. and remember, whenever severe winter weather hits, tune in to fox 45 morning news. our morning news ticker will have all of the morning closings, delays and traffic conditions. the ticker updates automatically and it even runs during commercials. now for the schools that are closed today, strai extra day of means more time to clear out all the snow. megan gilliland is live from western high school in northwestern baltimore with all of that. still more work for done, megan.
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>> reporter: a lot of work, the good news is we're starting to see pavement but you can still see how narrow this road is in front of the school would make it difficult for the buses to get through. you can see trucks dumping snow and moving snow all around there, because they're in crunch time right now. they have to clear all of this snow out by tonight. the big snow storms that hit our region shutdown schools for an entire week. most students are expected to return to class tomorrow but there's still a lot to be done. in the city mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is calling on the communities to help and pitch in. here at western high school a few parents are responding to that message. >> i'm working hard. i'm working hard, yes i am. she is home and i want her back in school that is why i'm here. >> reporter: that seems to be inspiering a lot of parents and mayor rawlings-blake is joining in on that. she helped shovel some snow as
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samuel cool ridge elementary in northwest baltimore over the weekend. mayor rawlings-blake says that the focus is on the school zones and the bus stops. no matter how hard they work today, it could all be snow discovered by morning. a lot of students crossing their fingers that the vacation continues just a day longer. i'm megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. after more than a week off, garbage collectors in baltimore begin making their rounds again tomorrow. the city is off today for the president's day holiday, but starting tuesday residents are being asked to put their trash and recyclables outside on their regularly scheduled pickup days. with more snow expected to head our day later today just how long will that trash pickup last? road crews have been working hard to make sure that streets are cleared but with more than 50 inches of snow still on the ground, they're run out of places to put it all. the state is getting ready for tonight by replenishing salt
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supplies and officials are hoping that the plows won't even be needed. >> it has been tired some, but we have gotten them some rest and they are ready for next round. if it's a light snow it will be a salting operation. >> governor o'malley says clean up from the last two winter storms has cost the state more than $40 million. we want to know what you think. are the road crews ready to clean up more snow? it's our question of the day. we will take your calls later this hour. if you want to give us an answer right now go to our website at foxbaltimore.com or sound off through facebook. send us a tweet at fox baltimore or text your answer to 4 45203, enter fox 45a for yes and fox 45b for no. find out who took home the checkered flag. the low pressure center headed in our directio first started taking airborne
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7:10 now on this monday morning, president's day and we have i chanchave a chance of a t more snow, yes, we do. the pink areas indicate a winter storm warning for the ohio valley area that means within 12-24 hours the storm is expected to affect that area. the blue into the new york state and connecticut and massachusetts, that is a winter storm watch indicating that the chance of a storm moving through there, the winter aspects of it moving through within 24-48 hours. in between all of this beige area, and where we are the northern western half of the state, a winter weather advisory. that is from 1:00 this afternoon to 3:00 a.m. when the inclement weather conditions can make disruptive conditions out there with regard to the roadways
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being a little bit difficult. we are not expecting to see the heavy snow we saw certainly, but we could still see several inches in some locations. let's take a look at that now. notice that the east is not indicating any advisory area where we expect to see more in the way of plain rain there. this is going to take more of an inland track as you may have seen from the watches and warnings. meanwhile the sky watch hd radar not indicating a whole lot of activity over our area. we are concerned over what is happening in the tennessee valley. this is the clipper that we said we could could see coming through. ahead of it we get snow moving into the western counties by 2:00 this afternoon. the rest of the northern part of the state and western part of the state continues to see snow falling there through 6:00 p.m. actually beginning for the central part of the state. notice it's concentrated to the north. the green indicating rain moving into the eastern shore because of the warm air ahead of it. that will cause the -- because the low takes more of an inland
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track and that helps us to the eastern shore. and the western counties getting just plain snow. that continues to move north and east and it moves out of our area by tomorrow morning. then we see drier air moving in. the only other thing we have to consider is that low, in case it takes more of an easterly track, as you know it brings more moisture and as we have seen many times we will get heavier snow amounts. we don't think this is the case. the former situation, seems to be more likely the result would be 1-3 inches. that mix will turn into plain snow as the temperatures cool down again but we don't expect it to be as much. 3-8 inches for the southern part of the state. if that snow moves out to the eve. 4-8 inches to the west and 1-3 to the east. we see all of that snow starts to move further east if the low tracks further toward the east.
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again, this is the more likely scenario, 3-8 inches for the southern part of the state. 24 degrees right now in baltimore, 23 in d.c. salisbury 16 and 17 in hagerstown. the good news is the temperatures should warm up in time for the mix for the eastern shore. we expect to see more in the way of rain. we could expect to see more snow, 36 degrees for the high but the rain-snow mix changes to plain snow later tonight and we get the accumulation of an inch-3 inches possible. again, west you see a little bit more about 4-8-inch possible there in some spots. 32 for the high. it stays as plain snow throughout the day and that is therefor, the ohio snow fall totals for the northern part of the state. any early snow will give way to clearing for the afternoon. the mix of sun and clouds the rest of the day with the temperatures in the upper 40s to near 40.
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fox -- upper 30s to near 40. can you use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming stores. storms. the interactive tools will let you know when rain or snow will be over your house. just go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. >> reporter: thanks, steve. we have dangerous conditions and it's due to icy patches on the roadways. it's causing accident on the southbound end of the jfx there's a car that is into the he snow bank at cold spring lane that does shutdown the ramp from 83 on to cold spring there. that's not the only place we have troubles. in fact, there are icy conditions that completely shutdown the ramp from falls road on to the southbound end of the jfx. so because of all of this, you could just stick with falls road or even hop on to charles street as an alternate route. now on the beltway in the same vicinity moving through pikesville, let's check it out at greenspring avenue, running reasonably well on the inner loop lanes and the outer loop
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stretch down toward 795. and then once you finally go around the bend and head right near liberty road, let's check in on that area for you. here it is relative calm there. inner loop lanes and outer loop stretch down toward 70. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, back over to you. thank you, candace. still ahead county correction officers wind up in frowbl with thtrouble with the . why they're facing charges.
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new this morning, tension is brewing in the general assembly over budget talks. republican lawmakers are being encouraged to meet next week in order to talk about programs that could be scaled back or eliminated to balance the state budget. however, members of the gop reportedly don't think that the invitation is up and up and refuse to meet. that is even after president mike miller opened it up to all senators. today often o governor o'may lanes to introduce a bill that would add time to the time it takes teachers to obtain tenure. it will make the state eligible for $250 million for federal mon
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money. maryland' teacher's union supports the change. the bill would require salon owners to get written permission from the parents of children under 18 years old. a parent would have to give their consent in person before the teen could use the tanning equipment. the other bill would force salons to post warnings about the potential health risk. the council will consider both bills tomorrow. good morning, everyone i'm kristen berset. here is your first look at sports. now to close a greatful dead what a long trip it has been. this is a good description of the daytona 500. it took over six hours to run the race. various crashes, caution flags and they even had to do a little asphalt work. they had to repair the track in mid race. it's a weird start to the 2010
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nascar season. 4 time defending champion, jimmy johnson ready for a long day at daytona. he there's a big crash, and mike bliss and matt, and boris are all involved. jimmy johnson has to pit the road to fix a flat tire and he was penalized for pitting early. the race is red flagged because of a giant pothole that formed in the track because of the rain that florida has gotten this week. nascar officials stopped race for an hour and 45 minutes to fill the hole, giving drivers a chance to stretch their legs, get something to eat and relax. with 39 laps to he go, you can o go, the patch is becoming loose again. the race was red flagged again, this time for 45 minutes as the
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nascar crew filled the h hole wh a different substance. this time it held up until the end of the race. robbest richardson gets into the back of the pack. the final lap it's a race to the finish line after the caution. jamie mcmurray is in the lead but here comes dale earnhardt, mcmurray holds dale off and he takes the first checkered flag. afterwards mcmurray was overcome with emotion at victory lane. >> it really is, and you know to -- see where i was last year and for johnny morris and chip and felix, nascar shop to take a chance on me and let me come back, it means a lot. and i just, when a way to pay them back and christie, happy
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valentine's day and my dad is here. just very emotional. >> i'm disappointed to come that close and not win. i tell you, we did the right thing. we stopped and got two tires. >> i'm just so happy for jamie. i pushed him to the win down the back stretch and i feel good about that. >> the two re recent snow storms has forced the maryland terrapins to shovel their schedule. a big game for both teams. the winner would take sole possession of the first place in the conference. despite being dominant lately, the terps like everything else around here went cold. first half blue devils by 6. nolan smith threw and part of a 15-0 duke run. they're up by 8. later in the first, singler comes up of the stretch. and duke up.
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and smith leaves break and finds john shire by 3. second half, blue devils by 20, singler misses the h the 3. the 7-footer has 16 points 17 board. maryland trying to hang around. vasquez pulls up and hits the 3. terps down by a dozen. later in the second, duke pulls away. shire drives and drags the contest plus the foul. 8th ranked duke beats up maryland 77-56 the final. not a good start to a tough week for the terps. it's obvious. we played three games and traveled. i heard people say you play three games in the tournament. this is going to duke, coming back and going to virginia and playing at nc state. that is what is hard about this.
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i'm kristen berset, fox 45 morning news. getting through the snow has been difficult for most of us, but if your tires were 5 1/2 feet tall, even the blizzard would have been no problem. monster trucks are on their way back to baltimore. monster jam freestyle mania will be at the baltimore arena. tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or you can win a fa family 4 back from
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correction's officer find themselves on the wrong end of the law. two were fired and others are facing charges after they allegedly smuggled illegal
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contraband. stephen janice joins us right now with more. >> what is this contraband that they allegedly took in? >> a lot of it, the initial stuff they found were personal cell phones. you're not allead t allowed to a personal cell phone into the jail. what the union was saying they did a raid where they took both shifts from 11 to 3 and 7 to 3:00 and they found 6 or 7 personal cell phones which is absolutely forbidden for prison guards. >> they found another. i can understand you not taking them in there, but that seems less of a problem than the other things because they found illegal dvds that people had burned. >> this is evolving and we're following this. that's what i want to talk about today. they found a lot of dvd or counterfeit dvds that have been burned by correctional officers that have been widely
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distributed in the prisons. and they believe difn give giveo prisoners. >> counterfeit dvds is definitely a crime. they found a bunch of those and i hear from my sources that this is a widespread thing in the baltimore county detention system. >> what led to the raid. >> the law states that they can do this kind of search if they have credible evidence that some kind of contraband is being smuggled in. they don't have to be specific. they just said credible evidence. they did the search and found the contraband. two guards have been fired and four others are facing charges because you're not allowed to bring in a cell phone. they have never been specific about what initially tipped them off or why they initially did this. >> you also said the contraband dvds isn't necessarily new, people have known that that kind of thing has gone on for a while. why all of sudden highlight on
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it now? >> this is something that has been widespread and i in this particular facility. i talked to the union person and he couldn't answer that and the prison people couldn't tell me, either. why is this going on and why is this all of a sudan issue. >> they can appeal it, if there was no credible reason for the search. >> they can appeal to the commission of baltimore county and have their firing overturned. so yes, they can have a judicial appeal for an overview. >> we will follow it with you as you follow it. to read more about the story go to foxbaltimore.com and click on investigative voice. coming
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news. 7:31 is the time. i'm patrice harris. we need to get over to meteorologist steve fertig because he has the answer everyone wants to know, how much snow today? good morning, steve. >> good morning, patrice. do you really want to know. of course, you do. northern half part of the state under a winter weather advisory and that is from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon all the way to 3:00 a.m. tomorrow morning because he we are expecting more in the way of snow especially the further north and west you go. south and east you don't see a winter weather advisory or any other kind of a winter warning because we are expecting to see more rain-snow mix. the lesser amount of concern to the south and east coul would be
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case. 17 in hagerstown, 16 in salisbury. these temperatures should warm up and mid-30s for the eastern shore. that will help keep snow fall totals down a little bit and we will keep a little bit of a rainfall mix. down toward the tennessee value hely area, tha-- valley area. this system is going to be tracking inland and that is the reason we're expecting less snow fall totals. neverrer nevertheless, we could pick up a few inches of snow. getting to the high of 36 degrees around 1 to 3:00 this afternoon. that will again, help somewhat, but we will see the change over to plain snow as we get colder tonight. i will let you know what we're thinking in terms of snow fall totals in a few minutes. right now candace dold has a look at the traffic situation with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thanks, steve. we have been talking about icy
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conditions this morning. it's causing a hectic ride around the jfx. here is what is happening. there's icy patches blocking the ramp on falls road on to southbound 83. this has been a problem near cold spring and even toward the downtown region, plus use extra- please use extra caution on the ramps. north of the beltway we don't have icy patches reported but of course, don't get overconfident. as far as the volume, though, not doing all that bad heading toward the beltway. speaking of the beltway the outer loop lanes right now from 95 up toward 83, that is looking good and so is the ride from 83 up toward 795, 8 minutes now at 54 miles per hour. the volume is increasing on the west side of the beltway from 795 down toward 95, but all in all, so far it's all right, now 14 minutes at 45 miles per hour. that is a look at your morning travels, patrice, back over to
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you. it's not because of snow this time but most public schools in our area are closed again today. this time, though, for the president's holiday. but there are two school districts that will be open today to help to make up for the many snow days they have used so far. talbot county schools will be open on a regular schedule today. and queen ann's county schools will be opening 90 minutes late with no morning pre-k. on the other hand, though, howard county schools have decided to through tuesday of this week. classes for them will resume on wednesday. and remember whenever severe weather hits just tune in to fox 45 morning news, because our morning news ticker will have all the latest closings, delays and traffic conditions. that ticker at the bottom of your screen there updates automatically and it even runs during commercials. now as we said the majority of schools across our region will be closed today for president's
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day, which really gives them more time to try to dig out. megan gilliland is live at western high school in northwestern baltimore with more on the work that needs to be done. that looks pretty good, megan. >> reporter: it looks pretty good, patrice. we see a lot of icy spots here in the parking lot. when we talked about the ways the buses would be coming through, still very narrow out in here. there's been a lot of snow pushed in here. that could be difficult for the buses at this point. down in the parking lot there's a lot of work being done to make sure that some the parking lots are ready and the side streets. this is crunch time in order to get the schools ready in time. by tonight they have need to have it all cleared out. there's still more than 50 inches of snow blanketing our region. these students have not been able to come back to school for a week. the crews have been plowing the streets but this is a major job.
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mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is calling on the community to help out and get these kaidz backids backto class. >> if you see an area that is not shoveled and you can do something about it, do something about it. >> reporter: from residents to parents to the school staff, many people are responding to that message. some say they just want to help and others tell us they are willing to do whatever they can to get their kids out of the house and back to school. but no matter how hard they work, these roads and sidewalks could be covered again and snow fall expected to cover tonight. many students will be peeking out the window to see if their vacation will be h extended one day longer. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. this one looks like one better schools in the area. i wonder if all of the schools have made as much progress as this one has. i'm guessing know, and that -- no and that is part of the
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problem. >> reporter: considering this one is a good one, it's still not safe for the kids. you can imagine how much work is left to be done and the clock is ticking in time for school tomorrow. megan gilliland, i thank yo. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake says it's going to take the whole community to shovel out including her. she was shoveling yesterday afternoon. the focus is on digging out around school zones and bus stops. and after more than a week all here is good news for a lot of you. garbage collectors in baltimore will begin making their rounds tomorrow. the city is off today for the president's holiday but starting tomorrow residents are being asked to put out their trash and recyclables outside on their regularly scheduled pickup days. with more snow he expected to head our way later today how long will that trash pickup last. hopefully a long time.
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road crews have been making sure that the streets are clear but with more than 50 inches on the ground they are running out of places to put it all. the state is getting ready by replenishing the salt supplies and officials are hoping that plows won't be needed. >> it has been tired some but we have gotten them rest. they are ready for the next round. if it's a light snow, it will be a salting operation. >> clean up from the last two winter storms according to the governor has cost the state more than $40 million. we want to know what you think about the next snow. are road crews ready to clean up more snow. that's the question of the day. our phone lines are open now at (410)481-4545. you can go to foxbaltimore.com ask tell u -- and tell us what u think or sound off through facebook. send us a tweet at fox baltimore or text your answer to 45203, enter fox 45a for yes or fox 45b for no. coming up impacting young
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you picked the couple and the details of their wedding. now you can watch them get married. it's a week in a wedding contest, brought to you by fox 45, wedding wire.com and the baltimore bridal show. arthur and teaira were supposed to get married last friday but because of the snow, they're getting married live on the fox 45 morning news show on friday. be sure to tune in to see them say i do in front of all baltimore. hopefully there will be no more snow that will derail this wedding. >> there will be a little bit of snow but we emphasize lesser
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amounts this time around. we take a look at the picture of watches and warnings how much inland it is this time around. notice the pink area the winter storm warning within 12 and 24 hours that winter storm warning will be affecting that part of the state. a winter storm watch which means, 12-24, rather, 24-48 hours away, so a day or two before we start to move into connecticut and massachusetts, et cetera, parts of new york state as well. but around here, you do see the western side of the area under the winter storm, winter weather advisory from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon through 3 tomorrow morning. the southeast not under any advisory at all. that is because with this moving further inland we get more of rain or rain-snow mix. the further west you go more of a rain-know misnow mix there. down to the south and west where the clip certify going to be
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moving out -- clipper is going to be moving out of tennessee valley and moving in our direction is what has our attention right now. you see the snow to the south and east and with a little bit of a mix. you look at the surface features, this low pressure center moving in our direction, further inland brings snow to the western counties by 2:00 p.m. according to model and by 6:00 p.m. you can start to see it move into the central counties. it could affect your commute home even if it's light snow. it tracks further points north it brings around wraparound moisture maybe early morning snow showers as well, but what we are considering also is that the upper level low, the clipper actually could potentially take more of a track further east. if it does, and it moves in that position, we get wraparound moisture. right now the former is the case where it takes more of an inland track. the result would be 1-3-inch for the central counties. and then the heavier snow fall
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further points west on the west side of that low, 3-8 inches there. if it does track further east, then we see 3-6 itche6 inches mo in the central counties and heavier amounts to the west and toward the east we get more there as well. that is what would happen if this moves off of the coast. we're thinking it's going to be more like i was saying earlier where that comes further inland and we end up with 1-2 inches maybe attach an inch to this. 17 in hague ens town hagerstowne the system moves in we should be in the mid-30s and that will create a mix. 39 degrees for the eastern shore where it's warmer, it keeps it more rain than anything else. that is why snow fall totals really not much to talk about at all for the eastern shore but the central counties, the 1-3-inch or more possible because of the rain mix tonight. we have the rain moving in earlier that will help matters
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swrevment th.we have the plain e west. tonight, 29 degrees, snow moving through and tomorrow we still may have lingering snow early and we dry out later morning into the afternoon, 36 for the high. we're up to upper 30s near 40 the whole rest of the way wednesday through sunday without any snow, just a mix of sun and clouds at that point. now fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the ente interactive tools willt you know when rain or snow will be over your house. now let's see what is happening on the roads. candace dold with a look at the traffic edge. >> reporter: we were talking about dangerous conditions out there and it's all due to icy patches. in fact, around the jfx trouble there. those icy patches do in fact shutdown the ramp from falls road to the southbound end of
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83. that's a pretty busy area there, so it's posing a problem for us. you will want to use falls road or even charles street as an alternate route. heading on 83 north of the beltway moving through baltimore county right now, we can he show you that area nice and quiet on the northbound lanes and the southbound stretch down toward 695. once you finally hit the beltway moving at harford road, let's check in on that region for you, light activity but the inner and outer loop lanes, you can tell it's a holiday. that is good news for us, that's for sure. won you finally hit -- once you finally fi hit 395, it's running well, all the way down toward the beltway in the southwest corner. that's a look at the morning travis, patrice, back to you. a winter weather advisory is in effect for maryland. more snow could fall starting later today. we want to know what you think. are road crews ready to clean up
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maryland residents prepare their themselves for another round of snow anywhere from 1-3 inches is expected to fall in the baltimore region starting later today. the state is getting ready by replenishing salt supplies and officials are hoping that plows won't be needed this time around. plow drivers are resting up regardless. that brings us to the question of the day. are the road crews ready to clean up more snow. they have been through so much already. our first caller is joslyn in baltimore. good morning, joslyn. >> good morning. >> what do you think? they got to go at it again possibly tonight. are they ready? >> i don't think they are ready. i don't think they are rested up again. >> they have been at it for 10
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days. i can believe that. it takes a toll on them for a while. >> i see them going past, and many others, it's saddened. i hope and 48 the pray they are. they are not ready at this point. >> linda in glen burnie, good morning, linda? linda? >> hi, good morning. >> are the plow drivers ready to get out there again? >> i hope so. the roadways could use some work. if the neighbors would get out and get the corners ready for the kids because they're not real prepared for the children walking. >> it sounds like the story is the same from the city all the way ought to the counties that the side roads need some help. if they haven't gotten to them from storm, then nobody wants to
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see more snow come down. let's take a look at what people are saying from facebook. we have, one who says, no i don't think that the road crews are ready for anymore snow because there's areas had thate unpassable. sheril wrote on face book, they are prepared this time around. they knew ahead of time the this storm was coming and i wish people would give them a break. i don't think anybody was ready for the amount of snow we got. >> i think they are but i think they're ready for the winter to be over. as much as we're ready for it to be over, i'm sure they're ready for some sunshine as well. coming up later on fox 45 morning news, they made over their bodies, now we will get the hair and makeup. see the amazing transformations.
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but next, teaching life lessons through chess. meet today's champion of courage. 7:51
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as part of black history month, fox 45 salutes every day people who embody dr. luther king's dream of equality and peace. today we meet a man who is changing lives through chess. kenneth is this morning's champion of courage. >> reporter: it's saturday morning and these kids are ready to get their game on. it might be time to play but this group is here to learn. >> i come prepared, ready to learn different words of god. >> reporter: these children take their chess with a side of church and at hubert memorial in
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north baltimore. >> we look for god's help in all we do. >> reporter: kenneth is their white knight. >> i think they call him the white knight because he is a concern who plays chess in a godly way. he doesn't only play the game of chess but he plays it in a way that god would want him to do it in the same mind-set. >> i look at a knight as being a warrior, a person, a champion for the poor and i look at the knight as also being a servant. >> reporter: kenneth's chess career began at a young age. >> when i was in elementary school and i was watching the king arthur nights and the a lot of medieval movies. i had a love for knight hood, because i saw how a knight was a great warrior. >> reporter: the more he played chess, the more he learned about life. >> i liked it because it taught me how to be competitive and
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being focused. >> reporter: values that kenneth carried with him into adulthood. >> integrity, courage, and honor just the logic self-control. >> reporter: almost 20 years ago, kenneth joined hubert memorial. >> i would teach the saturday day children's bible study. >> reporter: he couldn't deny his passion for reaching out to children. >> as we all know they're our future. i want to have a part in shaping these young minds. >> reporter: in 1996, he developed a mentoring strategy based on a game of strategy. he developed the knighted of valor. they meet twice a month for a good chess match and even better a lesson on life. >> it's teaching them not to only be competitive of a 64 square chess board but in life, in school, whatever their goals and endeavors and desires are, the foundation of chess is really teaching them to really
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have a plan, work that plan, and have a strategy. >> i learned to never surrender to anything and to always be committed to what i do, because it helps me to learn more about myself and about life. >> reporter: in life, just like in chess, it isn't always easy to figure out your next move, but kenneth is helping one piece at a time. >> a mentor is who i am. >> kenneth is also involved in several other ministries at hubert memorial church including the senior usher board and the greeter's ministry. he teaches the 7 and 8 years old at children's church. the acclaimed story the color of purple is coming to baltimore. it will be at the lyric opera house march 12th and 13th. tickets are available at ticketmaster, but you can see it for free. the 10th caller right now at (410)481-4545 wins a pair of tickets. coming up in our 8:00 hour,
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transforming two women who took hold of their lives. see the special treatment they're getting in today's makeover monday segment. and it is back to school tomorrow or at least it's supposed to be if they can get all of this snow cleared out in time. i'm
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winter is onto over yet. when the next round of winter weather will move into our our area. this storm has been like no other. still digging out what to expect on the roads when your kids he go bac go back to schoos week. they did the hard work, we put on the finish touch.
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we reveal incredible weight loss makeover. good morning. it's monday, february 15th. i'm patrice harris. it's a makeover unlike any we have ever done before on fox 45 morning news. laura lost 80 pounds and dawn went off of her blood pressure medication with a combination of exercise and determination. now they transformed their bodies and changed their lives. this morning, we are going to help them complete their transformation. it is makeover monday, and darrell barrett salon is taking them from improved to impressive with a complete makeover. we're going to reveal the results of their trance transfon in just 30 minutes. first we need to see if there's a transformation of weather out there get rid of all
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of the snow and bring in sunshine. i don't think it's going to happen yet, but i will let meteorologist steve fe fertig to tell us. after 50 inches of snow what is 2-more among friends. really the western half of the state the northwestern half of the state, from harford and montgomery county all under a winter weather advisory from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. tomorrow morning that is because of more snow expected. south and east, as far as you go, the further you go, the more plain rain you get there. 17 in salisbury, 22 up in hagerstown and 19 in oakland. these temperatures are going to get into the mid-30s and even upper 30s in the eastern shore that will help cut down on totals as this storm does what we expect it to do as we track inland. it's moving down the tennessee valley moving toward west virginia and continuing to push
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north and east. the last few systems as the clipper moves additional snow fall. i will let you know how much inches of snow we are expecting, but you can expect the further west you go to see the most. 33 degrees for the noontime temperature before getting to a high of 36 at around 1:00 this afternoon, and backing up to 6:00 p.m. with freezing are a bit of rain-know mix turning into plain snow tonight. here is a look at the roadways with candace dold who has the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. i have been talking about it all morning long but it's worth saying it again. we are dealing with icy conditions especially on the ramps. we're finding that those patches of ice are blocking the ramp on falls road on to the southbound of the jxf. you will want to avoid the area and use charles street as the alternate route. as far as 83 north of the beltway, things are looking much
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better there. the coast is clear on the northbound lanes ask that shoult southbound stretch is heading down toward 695. speaking of the beltway it's an easy ride, it's the holiday so that is to be expected. 8 minutes at 50 miles per hour at the jfx. 14 minutes at 45 miles per hour. that's a look at morning travels, patrice, back over to you. it's not because of snow this time, but most public schools in our area are closed again today. this time, though for the president's day holiday. but there are two school districts that will be open today, just to help make up for the many snow days they have used so far. talbot county schools will be open on a regular schedule today. and queen ann's county sceelz wilschoolswill be opening 90 mie with no morning pre-k. on the other hand, howard county
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schools have decided to close through tuesday of this week. classes for them will resume on wednesday. and remember, whenever severe weather hits, tune into fox 45 morning news, our morning news ticker will have all the latest closings, delays and traffic conditions. that ticker updates automatically and it even runs during commercials. now for the schools that are closed today this extra day off just gives them more time to clear out all the snow. megan gilliland is live from western high school in north baltimore with the latest and what a difference. megan, we saw you snowed in at rogers forge school all last week and this school looks much better. >> reporter: the end of this parking lot lots of crews plowing the spaces in that area. while this area looks pretty good, there's concern with the bus stops making sure that the kids have a place to stand and
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making sure that the buses can get to the stops. this is crunch time with all of this clearing out needs to be done by tonight. the big snowstorm that hit our region shutdown school for an entire week. most students are expected to return to class tomorrow, but still a lot to be done. in the city mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is calling on the communities to help and pitch in. here at western high school a few parents are responding to that message. >> i'm working hard. i'm working hard, yes, i am. she is home and i want her back in school, that is why i'm here. >> reporter: that seems to be inspiring a lot of parents and even mayor rawlings-blake is joining in. she helped shovel snow at samuel cool ridge taylor elementary school in west baltimore yesterday. rawlings-blake says the focus today is going to be on the school zones and the bus stops, but no matter how hard they work all of this could be covered again by more snow which is expected to hit overnight. of course, some stud ernts studs
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crossing their fingers that that happens and that their vacation continues. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. steve is not calling for a lot of snow, hopefully that doesn't become a factor, but outside of the school zones being plowed out, a lot of students in the city walk to school so all of the sidewalks throughout the city that aren't plowed are going to make it tricky tomorrow. >> right. it's very true here. i put on the heels here instead of the boots because i was protesting in knowing that there's more snow on the way. >> you're happy to get out of the ski boots and pants after a week of being snowed in. megan, thank you. after more than a week of being off, gar bana began garbas are making their rounds tomorrow. starting tuesday, residents are being asked to put their trash and recyclables outside on their
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regularly scheduled pickup days. with more snow expected to head our way later today, how long will that trash pickup last? hopefully it will. with more than 50 inches of snow still on the ground, they're running out of places to put it. the state is trying to get ready for tonight by replenishing salt supplies and officials are hoping that the plows won't even be needed. >> it has been tired some but we have gotten them some rest and they are ready for the next round. if it's a light snow, it will be a salting operation. >> governor o'malley says clean up the last two winter storms has cost the state more than $40 million. if you're still looking for the good news in this year's record-breaking snow fall, here is some. gas prices are down because of it. aaa says with the demand for gas down the prices fell. gastonsumption nationwide went
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down 4% with snow being the biggest bac factor of the decli. with the prices being down, they're still $0.68 higher than a year ago. today often or o'malley plans to he introduce -- governor opally plan o'malley po does a bill to increases the time that teachers need to get tenure. education officials say the change will make the state eligible for $250 million in federal money. maryland's largest teachers union supports the change. tension is brewing in the general assembly over budget talks. republican lawmakers are being encourage to meet next week in order to talk about programs that could be scaled back or eliminated to balance the state budget. however, members of the gop reportedly don't think the invitation is on the up and up and they have refused to meet. that is even after senate president mike miller opened it
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up to all senators. a baltimore county councilman wants to make sure people are aware of the dangers of ultraviolet rays. councilman vi vincent gardenia s introduced a bill that would require the parents to give permission in person for their children younger than 18 years old. the council will consider both bills tomorrow. coming up born with just one hand, he wasn't going to let that get him down. >> people have been always, you can't do this and you can't do that. i was raised, i believe i can do it, i will? >> how one man learned to play the guitar with only one hand. and a clipper coming out of the tennessee
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8:12 on this priers' day, monday, and you are looking at a parking lot at wal-mart in catonsville. the crews did a great job with the storm but there's places you couldn't get to. parking spaces are at a premium. we will get through this as we
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always do. take a look at the area that are under a watch or warning or even an advisory, indicating where there's a winter storm warning. that is an indication of the storstorm on the way within 24 8 hours. where we are in the northwest half of the state we see the area in beige indicating where we have a winter weather advisory wherein clement weather with affect the roadways but not expecting the heavy snow we had. notice the inside track it takes this time as it moves further inland moving to the north and east. that is an indication that we could get away without a whole lot of accumulation for the eastern part of the state. we could pick up a few inns of snow -- inches of snow potentially. we take a look at what we have on the sky watch hd radar not a whole lot right now. up to the north a little lake-effect snow there. to the tennessee valley, snow to north and the ohio valley and plain rain further point south. that is going to move on through
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on the inside track bringing rain for the eastern part of the state. the snow should move into the western part of maryland though, by later this afternoon or even early this afternoon according to 2:00 to the future scan model and more toward the west as we move in toward the 6:00 p.m. rain to the south and east as i mentioned and then the system will continue to push off toward the north and east. on the backside bringing more snow storm morning before it's out of here. we do need to keep in mind there's a low pressure center off the north coast. if it does, it brings more snow and higher snow fall totals. right now we think it's going to take the inside track, as a result 1-3 inches should do it for the central counties with plain rain or under an inch of snow maybe accumulating. back to the west 3-8 inches possible where the heaviest snow will be. if the track goes off, 3-6 for the central counties, and a little more for the south and
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east 1-3. we move everything eastward. i think the former is going to be the case with the lesser amounts, 1-3 for the central counties, even that is not welcomed on top of what we already have, i'm sure agree. 24 in washington d.c. and 27 in salisbury for the temperatures right now. these temperatures should get above freezing by the time the system comes in and hover above that which will help to make for a mix. central part of the state gets up to 36 degrees for the high, around 1:00 to about he 3 or 4:00 it may hang in there with the temperatures back off some back to the west staying below freezing or at freezing and therefore the higher snow fall totals. tonight 29 degrees for the overnight he low. low, moving along for the week and 39 degrees on wednesday and 40 on thursday. notice we stay in the upper 30s to near 40 the rest of the week with a mix of sun and clouds. once we get past tomorrow morning, we will be looking a whole will the better. now let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace
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dold. she has the traffic edge, candace? >> reporter: thank you, steve. we hav are talking about icy patches. i cannot believe that they are definitely out there, of course. i found a lot in my neighborhood but also on the main lines as well. in fact, icy conditions does completely shutdown the ramp from falls road to the southbound end of jfx. that's a prettiy area in the morning so you will want to avoid this and use charles street if you need to access the downtown region this morning. as for other areas, the beltway favorable conditions right now moving through 83 down toward towson and then eventually toward parkville. but that doesn't last for long and it's all because of an accident on the outer loop lanes. it does take out the left lane right at southeast boulevard. we do want to show you what the scene look like and you can see the delay mounting up there. unfortunately this is what we are stuck with, all the way up
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toward the flashing lights. that's a look at what we're looking at, patrice, now back to you. ♪ ♪ from the first kiss to the last dance. we will be there every step of the way. it's our wedding in a week contest brought to you by wedding wire.com, fox 45, and the baltimore bridal show. arthur and teaira were supposed to tie the knot last friday but because of that snow, they will be getting hitched live this friday, february 19th. you don't want to miss that. coming up these ladies have changed their lives. laura lost 80 pounds and dawn is now off of her blood pressure medication. how they did it coming up on makeover monday. i have been playing for as long as i can remember. >> and how he learned to make music without
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are you going to one of the best hospitals in nation? health grade is the nation's leading independent healthcare grading organization is out with their list of distinguished hospitals for clinical excellence and they're making dr. richard may available to tell us about it, good morning, doctor. >> good morning, patrice. >> we want to know how our hospitals in hour area rank because we are biased. we think we have top notched na facilities. >>i think you have a reason to be biased. >> tell me about the list that we have gotten that out of way, and what is that based on? >> in summary health grades we look at hospitals all around the country. we evaluate them in terms of their quality.
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specifically how likely are patients likely to die at the hospital and have complications. we look at all types of procedures from hip fractures and heart attacks. based on that we are able to look at the hospitals in terms of quality. for this we picked up the top 5 hospitals nationwide. there's several in your area. >> can you tell me what they are. >> in baltimore we got sinai, franklin square hospital, the harbor hospital, greater baltimore medical center and also good samaritan hospital. >> very good. we're very proud of. that i think people would automatically think the john hopkins hospital and the university of maryland hospitals and you have named a lot that people don't often talk about in customary socomparison to those. >> traditionally people look at hospitals reputation or whether or not they tend to be academics, they publish a lot of papers. for our study we look at
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outcomes. we take into account how sick the patients are coming into the hospital. we determine how well the hospitals do with the sickest patients. >> since we have so many excellent hospitals in our area, how would you recommend that patients choose where they're going to get their care? >> we can look at the list of the top 5% hospitals which make up our distinguish list for the year, but there's a lot of other hospitals that do well in a variety of areas. patients have such a great opportunity because there's a lot of information on the internet. we list the top 5% hospitals and we list information for every hospital. if you need to look at a place, you can look at a particular hospital and see how they do for knee replacements for a variety of other hospitals in and around the baltimore and for the entire state. >> doctor may thank you for joining thu
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atlanta musician doesn't take no for an answer of the 96 nick named lefty he has been playing guitar his whole life. it's even more amazing when you realize he has only one hand. >> reporter: there's one word jason lefty williams still isn't used to, "can't." >> people have been always, you can't do this or you can't do that. i was raised, i believe i can do it, i will. >> reporter: lefty was born without a right arm, but that has not did he teare deterred hg
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a normal life which includes playing the guitar. >> my dad said, listen to that part and if you can put it altogether, you can make it sound like it sounds in the album. i have been playing for as long as i can remember. >> reporter: his passion began at an early age watching his dad. >> we're kind of a musical family. i enjoy music a lot and listened to music growing up. i had a father who played music and he kind of got me started on it. jason picked it up from there and this is all his doing. >> reporter: lefty started at age six strumming as fast as he can could and created his first prosthetic pick. >> this is the oldest pick i can have and right now i'm using a brass pick. it's attached to a metal ring and it fits on my arm like this.
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what i do is after i get it on, i use the pick like that. i strum and pick individual notes with this, and then i strum with my left-hand. he took it all the way to the music school. he graduated from the music school and has since taken his talent to the stage. >> sometimes people come out to see me play because they heard of this 1-armed guitar plaird. >> reporter: so day in day out, jason lefty williams continues to jam to his childhood dream. >> i'm a simple guy. i don't need a whole lot. i don't want to be rich and super famous. i want to play my guitar and have fun doing it. i'm going to do that as long as i can. >> reporter: just don't tell lefty he can't. brooke baldwin, atlanta? these ladies wanted to
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welcome back to fox frying 45 morning news. 8:30 is the time. and the picture is same as we have been seeing all morning, mounds of snow just piled up. this is what the road crews have been able to get off the roads and pile up so that people can at least get by, and park in some parking lots. threats ththat's the good news d news is that snow is not going anywhere soon and it might have some company. i'm patrice harris and let's he chec-- check in with steve ferto find out if that snow may have more company. we under a winter weather
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advicadvisory from 1:00 p.m. ths afternoon to 3:00 a.m. tomorrow morning as the snow is expected to pick up. to the south and east more of a rain-snow mix. more of that may sneak into the central counties keeping the snow totals down a bit. 26 degrees in baltimore 24 in d.c. and 17? 17 -- in salisbury. by the time the snow system moves through we do expect to see temperatures in the mid-30s and above in the eastern shore. not a as much snow with the tracking of the system further west. as can you see it's coming out of the tennessee valley taking an inland track. the snow is starting to move into the central counties after early afternoon and a bit more of a rain-knosnow mix. clouds increasing and snow holding off until later tonight. i will get you the projected
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know falsnow fall totals in a fw minutes. candace dold is here with the traffic edge. >> reporter: the icy conditions are still there and shutting down a ramp blocking the ramp from falls road to the southbound end of the jfx causing a really hectic ride through the area. so you will want to use charles street to avoid that all a together as your alternate route. heading on the beltway checking in at 695 on the 83, you can see this is smooth sailing, northbound and southbound lanes all the way down toward the 695 exit. the outer loop lanes of the beltway from he 83 83 83 makingh up, 4 minutes at 83 miles per hour. from 795 down toward 95, 12 minutes at 51 miles per hour there. that's a look at the morning travels, patrice, back over to you. it's not because of the snow
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this time, but most public schools in our area are closed again today. this time, though, for the president's day holiday, but there are two school districts that will be open today just to help make up for the many snow days they have used so far. talbot county public schools will be open on a regular schedule today. queen ann's public scant schools wilcountyschools will be openino hours late with no morning pre-k. howard county schools have decided to close through tuesday of this week. classes for them will resume on wednesday. whenever severe weather hits, tune in to fox 45 morning news. our morning news ticker will have all the closings and, delays and traffic conditions. that ticker updates automatically and it even runs during commercials. as we said the magority of the schools across the region will be closed for president's day which gives them more time to try to dig out. megan gilliland is live at
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western high school in north baltimore with a look and it looks like a lot of hard work has been going on over the weekend. >> reporter: a lot of hard work. you can still see a lot of snow mounds here in the parking lot. it's now crunch time. they need to get it all cleared out by tonight and ready for school by tomorrow. we are dealing with 50 inches of snow that are blanketing our region. students have not been able to come back to school for an entire week. crews have been working round the clock to plow the snow but this is a huge job. in the city mayor stephanie rawlings-blake is calling on the community to help dig out and get these kids back to school. >> we're going to need people to come together and make sure that the sidewalks are clear. if you see an area that is not shoveled and you can do something about it, do something about it. >> reporter: from residents to parents, to the school staff, many people are responding to that message. some say they just want to help out and some others tell us they are willing to do whatever they can to get their kids out of the
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house and back to school. no matter how hard they work, though, these sidewalks and the streets here could still be covered with more snow as we are expecting more to come overnight. of course, many students crossing their fingers hoping that happens and their vacation continues. megan gilliland, fox froof 45 mg news. they got their hearts pumping during workouts with baltimore fit body boot camp and now laura and dawn are loving their life styles and their new bodies. this morning they're completing their make yoaferredover they a. we got before and after pictures from you and we want to show them to our audience and tell us about the boot camp.
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>> before i started boot camp i lost 65 pounds on my own but i was looking for something that would push me toward the end. we are looking at a picture of you. now let's talk about the after. >> to kind of start this transformation, i didn't have guidance to what i needed to do with my diet. i found a website spark people.com which gave me free diet advice and portion control and tracking my calories and how to eat healthy in general. i started to lose a little weight slowly and kicked up my workout routine. once i started boot camp that took a whole different level. >> all in all, how much have you lost? >> 80 pounds and i'm still going. >> still strong. >> all right. so na is very inspirational for all people. of course, we do have another inspirational story. tell us about this laura. >> i started boot camp 7 months
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ago and i started to lose the baby weight and tone up. i had been on medicine for hypertension for over 10 years. i went off of my medicine and went off of it for two months because of exercising on a regular basis. >> we hear that exercise is such great for but what is it about the boot camp that ups the level of exercise? >> it's like having your own personal trainer. health body boot camp brings such camaraderie and it takes it to another level. >> look at your tranc transform. you look beautiful and feel better and now you're off of the medicine. we wanted to complete the makeover this morning. so we brought darrell with darrell barrett salon who has helped them. they look incredible. the pictures do, and now even more so. let's start with laura, what did you do with laura? >> yesterday she came into the salon and this morning we cut
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her hair and changed the color up slightly. she had old hair color in there and we added dimension and highlights and we styled it more fun. she has worked so hard to her body. we wanted to take it to another level as far as the beauty part does. and jasmine as spruced her hair a little more than on a regular basis. >> i love the hair cut. i feel great right now. >> let's move on. so what did you do here? >> i wouldn't tell the secret colors. we colored her hair and we opened up her face. working out, puts a little bit more cuts in your arms as well as slims down your face a little and we did it with a curling iron and softened it up and made it more elegant. >> one more thing, ladies, is there anything that you can tell to people who are looking at this segment, i want to lose
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weight and be like them. what is the one thing that you want he them to do. >> motivation do it for yourself, your family and the people that love you. >> congratulations on everything. you look wonderful. >> you can get more information about darrell barrett salon. just go to foxbaltimore.com/morning. coming up monster trucks are coming to baltimore. you can win tickets to the show next. well, i like the fact that you took a gershwin song. she was a guest on american idol and star on
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i don't understand how it affects the specific regions of the world. several new reports say that the hardest new hit areas could be america's heart lands. average temperatures in these farm states are predicted to rise more than 10 degrees by the year 2100. the result of such a spike could be significantly lower crop yields and more heat waves and more hospitalizations and a rise in temperature by 2050 is expected to have a problem. temperature changes across the u.s. for the next 100 years. the state says the biggest expected temperature jump, kansas, nebraska and iowa. the result if the model is accurate, billions of dollars lost for taxpayers, businesses and state and local governments and in the american heart land that looks more like drought front regions of texas than the
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fertile plains we know today. i'm jill cortis reporting. to learn more about brighter living go to foxbaltimore.com. now we need to check in with meteorologist steve fertig. steve, someone wrote in our facebook, they don't want to know about more snow. they want to know when it will be warm enough for shorts and flip flops. you see the pink area in the ohio valley area, that is the storm system that is coming our way. between 24 and 48 hours is when we have the winter storm watch that is up in new york, connecticut and massachusetts, too. where we are the northwest half of the state and plenty of places toward pennsylvania in the banal area. -- beige area. that is where we have a winter weather advisory. and the winter weather advisory is of expectin situations on the roadways. we should have warmer air moving
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in there. it could be a rain-snow mix in that part of the state. meanwhile the snow showers you see up to the north, lake-effect snow that, is really not at all has to do with what is coming our way from the south and west. it should be bringing us that snow we're talking about. that system has rain to the south and snow to the north. that is what is coming our way as it curls inland. here is what we're looking at as far as the surface features. you see the low pressure center moving in our direction bringing us snow in the western counties by as much as 2:00 p.m. in afternoon. then it starts to move into the central counties to the north with rain moving in to the south and east. we are going to see system moving inland, notice the track to the north and east. it stays inland and that brings more rain to the north and east. now that system continues to move north and east. the next system or that system actually if instead moves further off toward the east we get more moisture moving in and we talk about higher snow fall
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totals. don't think that is going to happen. it's been trending the other way, the former situation, i showed you. the 1-3 inches in central counties, a little of a mix and as much as 3-8 to the west which will be on the west side of the low pressure center. if the low moves off th up the e talk about a 3-6 inches snow fall. i think this is one that we're going to be focused on and what we will end up a 1-3-inch mix. 17 in salisbury, 22 in hagerstown, the current temperatures well below freezing but we should get above freezing by the time the system moves through later today. for the eastern shore, 39 degrees for the high, certainly more conducive to plain rain. there could be a little bit of rain-snow mix. we get a mix turning into plain snow later into the evening where we get to 36 degrees and the temperatures drop off allowing for the plain snow. western parts of the state not getting above freezing so just plain snow there and higher accumulation as a result. 29 degrees for the overnight low
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and then look for high to temperature tomorrow, 36 degrees, the commute home on the way home and tomorrow morning can certainly be destructive by the snow even if we're not expecting heavy amounts. we dry out tomorrow with a high of 36, 40 on thursday and we stay in the upper 30s to near 40 the whole rest of the way with a mix of sun and clouds. fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. can you use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the enter tac interactive toolst you see when snow or rain will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click i-click iradar. we are dealing with icy patches and unfortunately it's still blocking the ramp from the southbound of the jfx it's affected falls road. please be careful through that area. you will want to use charles street as the alternate route.
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you want to talk about the beltway running through that region running reasonably well from 83 up toward towson and eventually toward the parkville area and 95. but then we have some trouble on the outer loop lanes of the beltway. there's an accident and emergency road work. crews are trying to fix a pothole. it's on the outer loop lanes of the beltway right at southeast boulevard. let's take a look at the scene right near chesico avenue and the cars are slowing down leading toward the work. this is going to be a hectic ride, not a bad click on 95, you can always consider that as the alternate route. a new incident in middle river. the fire department is investigating an odor of gas at river middle road. that's a look at the morning commute, patrice, back to you. getting through the snow has been really difficult for most of us, but what if your tires were 5 1/2 feet tall? even a blizzard wouldn't be a
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problem for you. monster trucks are on their way back to baltimore. monster jam will be at the first mariner arena, friday, february 26th through february 29th. just be the 10th caller at (410)481-4545 and win a 4-pack of tickets. she judged american idol. >> she also starred in fox's new show glee.
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well, i like the fact that you picked a gershwin song and made it your own. whether you see him on fox show's american idol or glee or
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on broadway, kristen always has a smile on her face. now she is using her good mood to help others. oscar meyer is making kristen available to talk with us about a new campaign. good morning. >> good morning, candace, how are you? >> i'm great and we just saw you on idol. i got to ask you about the experience, did it live up to your expectations? >> yeah. it was certainly different for me to be the other side of the table. i have been the one coming in the room auditioning my whole life. my heart goes to each and every person who comes in and puts themselves front and center even for those would are looking for their 15 seconds. part of my job is to be honest. i think i did that. i don't know how not to be. i had fun. i would love to do it again. >> of course, simon is leaving the show and we're all talking about it. i want to know, what is his
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sentiment. is still into idol or does it seem to be over at this point? >> you know, my experience and i know they cut it together for fun to make me and kara look -- by the way she is my bff. i love her. >> you guys really did click together. i noticed that right from the top. >> we did, we really did. i think simon feels that he has had a huge hand in the success and has other dreams and ambitions that he would like to do. i think he will be missed. i think ellen is going to fit the shoes great but we need that person to go, no that is not as good as even karaoke. you know, we will miss that. i'm sad to see him go, but i also want to wish him well. sometimes you just go, i'm done. >> got to move on from there. >> yeah. >> another fox show glee. i hear you're returning? >> i'm starting tomorrow to do
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my next episode. i have such fun that character on that show. i love that glee is important. it makes choir and music important again. >> it's a phenomenon, i mean at that point. he we got to talk to you, because your smile is not just on idol, it's not just on he glee, it's when the cameras are turned off. you're always in a good mood and now you're using it to help others. tell us about the ca campaign. >> i'm working with oscar meyer, i'm the good mood ambassador. we're on a mission and the mission is to donate 2 million pounds of food to feeding america which is our country's largest organization to help feed the people here at home. and we launched it. we kicked it off in l.a. and did a flash mob. >> i'm looking at video of you dancing right now and getting down. >> sorry about those dances.
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>> it's cute. >> not good, thank you, but oscar meyer did a great thing because they started with 1 million-pound donation and we're asking america to match it. this is why i love it, it's easy and free. all you got to do is go on www.goodmoodmission.com and talk about what makes you feel good, what makes you happy. it doesn't get better than that blank. >> so that is your donation. >> you don't give money or anything or do anything, that is it. >> we will definitely check that out. we will give our viewers more information and thank you for joining us and getting us in a good mood this morning. >> thank you, have a good day. >> you, too. >> for more information about out of your flat-screen tv.
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all right, here it comes, ready. >> no. >> more snow on the way. let's take a look at the sky watch hd radar, and that is what is bringing us from the tennessee valley. it could be a little more in it tracks furthest but 3-8 inches to the west and plain rain to the east. early tomorrow morning and it could affect the commute tonight and tomorrow morning. and then it stays pretty much looking pretty good with upper 30s to near 40 the rest of the day with a mix of sun and clouds. >> enough? >> that pretty much sums it up. >> 1-3 inches is what we could deal with. >> we would debt through that. >> -- we on could get that one. >> have a good one.
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